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Boy and girl: P.83-1953

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Current Location: In storage


Boy and girl


Printmaker: Faber, John II
Painter: Mercier, Philippe (After)




History note: From the Liechtenstein Collection

Legal notes

Given by Louis C. G. Clarke, Trinity Hall, November 1953

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century
Production date: AD 1744

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  • Text: P. Mercier Pinx
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Name
  • Text: I. Faber fecit 1744
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Name
  • Text: Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. March 25th. 1744
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Free as their thoughts and Wanton as the Air, Thro Life's bright Morning Sports this Infant pair. Smiles in their Looks, and Whimsys in their Hearts, Fir'd on their own they'l act each others part. Miss proves the Joys which Tommy's cloths afford, Struls in his Hat and Hectors with his sword. Whilst Tommy drest with Misse's Cap and Coat on, Courtseys & prims as if he'd Learnt with Haughton Th'observing Eye your little Pastime teach What grave Fools DITACTE and what pedants preach. The Lust of Change (Disguise it as we can) Dawns in the Child and Rages in the Man
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.83-1953
Primary reference Number: 206282
Chaloner Smith: 416
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Friday 3 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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